Game Rule Ratio
Each team may have a maximum of 46 players, including 2 players who shall be identified as quarterbacks and 44 other players, of whom not more than 20 may be American players.
Each team must establish a reserve roster of 1 player.
|Min. 21||Min. 2||Max. 20||2||1||46|
Of the 46 players named to the roster, each team may dress an active roster of 45 players, broken down as follows:
- Maximum of 2 QBs (no designation)
- Maximum of 20 American players (4 of which must be identified as designated Americans)
- Minimum of 21 National players
- Minimum of 2 Global players
The four designated American players are players who can play on special teams OR replace an American starter (they cannot start).
Of the 24 starters on a team, a minimum of seven starters will be nationals players. When applied to a starting roster of a team it breaks down as follows (when using the minimum number of national players):
- 1 QB
- 16 American players
- 7 starting national players
The following Players shall be classified as National Players (formerly non-import):
(a) Canadian citizens at the time of signing of the Player’s first contract;
(b) A Player classified as a non-import prior to May 31st, 2014; OR
(c) A Player who was physically resident in Canada for an aggregate period of five (5) years prior to attaining the age of eighteen (18) years.